Arsene Wenger has suggested fan unrest may have contributed to this season’s failed title challenge, according to Sky Sports.
The Frenchman said: “We lost the championship at home against lower teams, but we played sometimes at home in a very difficult climate. Away we are championship winners.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded after Wenger’s statements…
I can take the stupid transfers and the dodgy tactics. Most coaches do that.
But Wenger is so often condescending to fans! It’s insulting.
— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) 29 april 2016
— Sam (@samuelJayC) 29 april 2016
12 years of coming 3rd & 4th in Premier League and Wenger has the audacity to blame Arsenal fans for his failure. Disgraceful. #WengerOUT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 29 april 2016
Wenger: “Away from home we are the title winners.” – That’s an absolutely scandalous thing to say. It’s not even true either. He’s lost it.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) 29 april 2016
Wenger: “This team has character and attitude.” The emptiest of empty phrases at this point.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) 29 april 2016
Is Wenger blaming Arsenal fans? “We lost the championship at home against lower teams but we played at home in a very difficult climate.”
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 29 april 2016
Wenger pretty much no holds barred today in his press conference re: aims at former players, ‘groups with agendas/egos to manipulate fans’
— arseblog (@arseblog) 29 april 2016
— matty poulton (@poltz1) 29 april 2016
Wenger was the Super Hero of @Arsenal, but now he’s a shame.
— Alex Ribeiro (@alexlink23) 29 april 2016
#Wenger talks about the Liverpool fans but they’ve got new ideas to look forward to and they battered Rodgers despite third place finish
— mazzerooni (@mazzerooni) 29 april 2016
@Merse10 … Getting off topic, but for Wenger to blame fans for annual failure is bizzare. He has to look at himself
— Josh C. (@JoshwaClarke) 29 april 2016
Someone needs to tell Wenger it’s 2016 not 1996
— Wolf (@Nig_BMT) 29 april 2016
Wenger: “We have gone through a difficult spell, but we have come back well in the last month and a half.”
What’s he smoking?
— Northbank (@dandophillips) 29 april 2016
“We have to realise that, away from home, we are championship winners” this is so factually wrong, I’m actually concerned for Wenger.
— 7amkickoff (@7amkickoff) 29 april 2016
Arsenal fans made excuses for Wenger for over a decade for Arsenal’s failures & now he’s blaming them for it 😂😂😂😂
— Dan Soff [JOKUZA] (@Swagadore) 29 april 2016
Did Wenger really call out the fans that stood by him through all those questionable decisions just because they finally want change?
— Wilshoholic (@Wilshoholic) 29 april 2016